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TashPaul
TashPaul
17 May 2016

Exterior colours

Exterior colours
SA

Personally I think the simpler you keep it, the easier it is on the eye, and it doesn't date as quickly (my opinion!) You have dark roof, dark bricks - without seeing a…

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TashPaul
May 17, 2016 4:15 pm
TashPaul
Corallake
Corallake
17 May 2016

PGH Bricks in Stone

PGH Bricks in Stone
NSW

Has anyone built using PGH Bricks in Stone? I do have samples and I have seen only a couple of houses that have been built using this coloured brick and there seems to be…

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Corallake
May 17, 2016 2:15 pm
Corallake
sudu
sudu
17 May 2016

Anyone have built/building with New Living Homes - NSW ?

Anyone have built/building with New Living Homes - NSW ?
NSW

Hi Imasha, Please ask me the questions you have. I would try to help u with comments and tips Cheers

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sudu
May 17, 2016 12:02 pm
jsmi
jsmi
17 May 2016

Building a new house - challenges and how to improve!

Building a new house - challenges and how to improve!
ACT

Hey there. We are just starting out (haven't signed anything) but are using an architect for the concept design, then using our custom builder's designer to draw it up to…

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jsmi
May 17, 2016 8:32 am
jsmi
JaneW
JaneW
16 May 2016

Bayside Knockdown Rebuild

Bayside Knockdown Rebuild
VIC

Demo company should provide you with a checklist of things you need to have done prior to demo work we used a company CDE developments and they were absolutely amazing and…

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JaneW
May 16, 2016 9:26 pm
JaneW
tj9630
tj9630
16 May 2016

Kiara Q2 - Plantation Homes - Handover 25/08

Kiara Q2 - Plantation Homes - Handover 25/08
QLD
1 ... 20, 21, 22

Nope they don't budge... The only thing you can do is cut things out of hope they make mistakes!!

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tj9630
May 16, 2016 7:57 pm
sunrays
sunrays
16 May 2016

Misinformation by sales rep

Misinformation by sales rep
WA

If you have in writing what you are saying then get your sales rep to include it for free of charge due to mistake on their part. Take it up to senior management if…

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sunrays
May 16, 2016 7:10 pm
Prairie
Prairie
16 May 2016

Elderton Homes - reviews and feedbacks

Elderton Homes - reviews and feedbacks
NSW
1, 2

I will not recommend also. Takes 12 months and four supervisors. Brickwork is poor. Would like to know how much time anyone had for their practical completion inspection.

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Prairie
May 16, 2016 3:41 pm
Marshall5858
Marshall5858
16 May 2016

Simonds Palisade Build Ripley QLD

Simonds Palisade Build Ripley QLD
QLD
1, 2, 3, 4

Ahh sorry to hear that but tbh, if I was offered a full turnkey package for the same or less, I would jump at the chance. It really does add up. We've just done gallery…

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Marshall5858
May 16, 2016 3:23 pm
karacik
karacik
15 May 2016

Have you found builders whom you can recommend to friends ?

Have you found builders whom you can recommend to friends ?

I have been very disappointed by nrk. Only 6 months in and the whole house is falling apart- literally. In the first month I had to replace all…

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karacik
May 15, 2016 10:13 pm
missybeech10
missybeech10
15 May 2016

Onsite Stormwater Detension

Onsite Stormwater Detension
NSW

Thank you for your post - we are familiar with this product, Unfortunately these tanks are not suitable for the requirements we need to meet.

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missybeech10
May 15, 2016 9:29 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
15 May 2016

A House with 2x5230 lt Rainwater tank !!?????

A House with 2x5230 lt Rainwater tank !!?????
NSW

You should arm yourself with some knowledge gleaned from these pages and other sources. There is a lot to learn from your council by downloading their LEP and DCP which…

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Stewie D
May 15, 2016 7:21 pm
cforb
cforb
15 May 2016

The heath reserve estate

The heath reserve estate
VIC

Hi wantingtobuild. are you still looking at the land here or have you made a purchase?

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cforb
May 15, 2016 2:10 pm
arodc
arodc
14 May 2016

Custom Brisbane Build - Character Area - Completed Pics

Custom Brisbane Build - Character Area - Completed Pics
QLD
1, 2, 3

Hi Mitchitygrub - would it be possible for you to advise the name of your builder? It would be very appreciated. Thanks

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arodc
May 14, 2016 10:30 pm
MrsJM
MrsJM
13 May 2016

Coral Bronte Scarborough Facade

Coral Bronte Scarborough Facade
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4

Hey jeffkaz... Not sure if you're still around... Random question- I can see your gutters are a different colour to your facia and they have correctly matched barge…

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MrsJM
May 13, 2016 10:01 pm
MrsJM
Pinkjam
Pinkjam
13 May 2016

Tiler Recommedation -Perth northern suburbs

Tiler Recommedation -Perth northern suburbs
WA

Can anyone recommend a tiler that they have been really happy with the quality of their workmanship. Thanks ::smile::

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Pinkjam
May 13, 2016 7:23 pm
Pinkjam
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
13 May 2016

Building double story house in heartland

Building double story house in heartland
VIC

Sounds like there are issues getting the permit from council and he's applying for dispensations one at a time.

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HomeAngels
May 13, 2016 7:06 pm
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
13 May 2016

Colour Help please!

Colour Help please!

Do you have any sample pictures to share?

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HomeAngels
May 13, 2016 7:04 pm
HomeAngels
nsnvas
nsnvas
13 May 2016

Building custom home with JG King

Building custom home with JG King
VIC
1, 2

Finally 90 day (almost 5 months later) inspection completed. Everything was super slow. Many things could have been done better. There are few issues i would like to…

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nsnvas
May 13, 2016 4:57 pm
falcon86
falcon86
13 May 2016

Simonds Marriott

Simonds Marriott
VIC

Hi We are building Marriott with St. Ives facade but in QLD.

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falcon86
May 13, 2016 4:02 pm
pwu
pwu
13 May 2016

Is it good decesion to buy and build house in Aurora?

Is it good decesion to buy and build house in Aurora?
VIC

with four primary schools and one secondary school pack into a single estate. it will become glen weaverly of the Northern suburbs,.

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pwu
May 13, 2016 2:50 pm
Pistol3
Pistol3
13 May 2016

Built with Domination Homes

Built with Domination Homes
WA

Having recently built with Domination Homes, I'm happy to answer any questions you may have if you are using or considering this builder. You can PM me, cheers

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Pistol3
May 13, 2016 1:39 pm
sandy19
sandy19
13 May 2016

Slabbed - HGWA Two-Storey - Metropolitan

Slabbed - HGWA Two-Storey - Metropolitan
WA

Hi CC, been a while no updates.. Hope slab is done by now? Love see latest pics.

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sandy19
May 13, 2016 12:17 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 May 2016

Project Schedule: KDR

Project Schedule: KDR
VIC

I don't have any project schedules as an Excel spreadsheet as any I have made in the past are run in a program called Merlin so unless you have that you wouldn't be able…

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Stewie D
May 13, 2016 12:04 pm
itsmartin
itsmartin
13 May 2016

HGWA some Prestart choices

HGWA some Prestart choices
WA

I don't think you've got anything to worry about - You've selected similar colours to what my wife and I have in our current place (although we don't have your gorgeous…

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itsmartin
May 13, 2016 11:02 am
itsmartin
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Ashgrove33
May 13, 2016 8:57 am
Ashgrove33
mim_feher
mim_feher
13 May 2016

Help needed : Timber look tiles ( 2 pack vs single sized)

Help needed : Timber look tiles ( 2 pack vs single sized)
NSW

We are looking at doing the same with our timber look tiles, can I ask did you go 50/50 of each size? If not what percentage was used . I actually thought of this thread…

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mim_feher
May 13, 2016 8:00 am
vonsta76
vonsta76
12 May 2016

Dream Home - New Build Gold Coast

Dream Home - New Build Gold Coast
QLD

My window trims are black though , not white

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vonsta76
May 12, 2016 3:44 pm
vonsta76
Beazley77
Beazley77
12 May 2016

Margaret River Builders

Margaret River Builders
WA

Would anyone have any recommendations of a non-project builder you've used to build with? Looking to build in Cowaramup and considering project builder, but also keen to…

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Beazley77
May 12, 2016 11:14 am
Beazley77
Oninon
Oninon
12 May 2016

Metricon Flooring - Upgrading Tiles - pricing

Metricon Flooring - Upgrading Tiles - pricing
VIC

Metricon flooring cost is too complex, confusing and appears to be a mystery when it comes to tiles upgrade. Carpet and timber flooring pricing is straight forward and…

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Oninon
May 12, 2016 11:05 am
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bpratt
May 12, 2016 9:15 am
gaweleczek
gaweleczek
11 May 2016

Is Disclosure Plan the same Survey Plan?

Is Disclosure Plan the same Survey Plan?
QLD

Hi, I got a survey plan from the seller but now the builders are asking me for a disclosure plan. Are they the same thing or should I request disclosure plan from the…

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gaweleczek
May 11, 2016 11:54 pm
building-expert
building-expert
11 May 2016

final hand over inspection-defetcs

final hand over inspection-defetcs
VIC

We are never going to agree on this and that does not bother me however before you start complaining about the code and it being used as an out perhaps you should have…

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building-expert
May 11, 2016 9:30 pm
building-expert
TomCat
TomCat
11 May 2016

name of suburb

name of suburb
NSW

Developers always have to come up with a fancy name to appeal to buyers ? Once all the building is over, you start to realise your suburb is the same name as the…

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TomCat
May 11, 2016 9:20 pm
TomCat
zelda5
zelda5
11 May 2016

First house build with Mega Homes

First house build with Mega Homes
VIC
1 ... 15, 16, 17

Hi Everyone so glad i found this thread! My fiance and i are meeting with mega homes to find out what they are all about. They have good ways to help with the deposit as…

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zelda5
May 11, 2016 6:37 pm
Megera
Megera
11 May 2016

Damage by next doors builder

Damage by next doors builder
VIC

How long have you been handed over for? I know it's not his problem but sometimes they are able to call for you SS to SS to get things sorted out (that's what happened…

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Megera
May 11, 2016 5:15 pm
Megera
Darbecca
Darbecca
11 May 2016

Long Island Homes

Long Island Homes
VIC

Dear All, Please be aware that Long Island Homes have placed in their contract a clause that states: The home owner is only allowed to use a Licensed Private…

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Darbecca
May 11, 2016 3:29 pm
ciscoarc
ciscoarc
11 May 2016

House Orientation - Cool house in summer, warm in winter

House Orientation - Cool house in summer, warm in winter
NSW
1 ... 23, 24, 25

Thanks Lorry. Partner prefers curtain so it looks like I'm going for curtains. Preliminary quote for thermal coated curtains (for about 7 windows + 2 roller blinds +…

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ciscoarc
May 11, 2016 1:13 pm
gaweleczek
gaweleczek
11 May 2016

End of Financial Year discounts

End of Financial Year discounts
QLD

Hi, I've read a few posts about discounts / promotions and it looks like it is rather hard to negotiate anything. The end of financial year is approaching and I'm…

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gaweleczek
May 11, 2016 1:09 am
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
10 May 2016

Mould under frame bottom plate

Mould under frame bottom plate
NSW

Shouldn't be a problem, particularly since the timber has also been treated for termite resistance I assume. It's normal for frames to be out in the weather for a few…

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Leonardo_23
May 10, 2016 10:50 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
10 May 2016

M class soils in WA

M class soils in WA
WA

Looking for some sharing of pad types/ house builds from people who Built on M class soils with reactive clays. Did you build up a deep sand pad/retaining for support…

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Beazley77
May 10, 2016 6:37 pm
Beazley77
cassiey
cassiey
10 May 2016

PGH Bricks Metallic Cobalt - Any faults or problems?

PGH Bricks Metallic Cobalt - Any faults or problems?
QLD

Great idea - I didn't think of asking PGH. Thanks for the tip

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cassiey
May 10, 2016 1:38 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
10 May 2016

DULUX COLOUR for outside of house.I have 4. Need to choose 1

DULUX COLOUR for outside of house.I have 4. Need to choose 1
NSW

There's really not much between these colours, and if one would be ok, then the others would probably be fine as well. Beige Royal and Sandy Day are a bit greyer. …

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oneJohn
May 10, 2016 12:57 pm
oneJohn
yucky_worm01
yucky_worm01
9 May 2016

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - Handover

Coral Homes Noosa 23 - Handover
QLD
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Hi whzzz28. Do you have the dimentions of the ensuite and bathroom at all? TIA

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yucky_worm01
May 09, 2016 7:43 pm
yucky_worm01
deejay08
deejay08
9 May 2016

Painting costs seem huge

Painting costs seem huge
QLD
1, 2

That's exactly what I thought Tash!

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deejay08
May 09, 2016 4:18 pm
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JelenaK
May 09, 2016 4:02 pm

Time for some updates: Ground floor bricks complete 14/04/2016. So basically it took about 1 months for the brickies to do the ground floor. Scaffold raised…

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FelixShen
May 09, 2016 1:27 pm


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